Big Fish - Pre-Broadway World Premiere Oriental Theatre Chicago
Big Fish the musical premiered Tuesday at Chicago's Oriental Theatre, it was a pre-Broadway world premiere with a limited 5-week engagement beginning performances, Tuesday, April 2, 2013, opening Friday, April 19, 2013, and playing through Sunday, May 5, 2013 at the Oriental Theatre 24 W. Randolph. (800) 775-2000; BroadwayInChicago.com.
Big Fish begins previews on Broadway Thursday, September 5, 2013. For more information on BIG FISH visit official website
BIG FISH is a new musical based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed Columbia Pictures film directed by Tim Burton. It features direction and choreography by 5-time Tony Award® winner Susan Stroman (The Producers, The Scottsboro Boys), music and lyrics by Tony nominee Andrew Lippa (The Addams Family, The Wild Party) and a new book by John August (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Corpse Bride), who also penned the screenplay for the film version.
BIG FISH centers on the charismatic Edward Bloom, whose impossible stories of his epic adventures frustrate his son Will. As Edward's final chapter approaches, Will embarks on his own journey to find out who his father really is, unraveling the man from the myth, the truth from the tall tales.Two-time Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz(Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Catch Me If You Can), Tony nominee Kate Baldwin (Giant, Finian’s Rainbow) and Tony nominee Bobby Steggert (Giant, Ragtime) lead an extraordinary cast in this rollicking fantasy set in the American South.
Overflowing with heart, humor and imagination, BIG FISH is a tribute to the power of dreaming big... and the unpredictable adventure of life itself.
Cast includes: Two-time Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz as Edward Bloom, Tony Award nominee Kate Baldwin as Sandra Bloom, Tony Award nominee Bobby Steggert as Will Bloom, Krystal Joy Brownas Josephine Bloom and Zachary Unger and Anthony Pierini as Young Will with Ryan Andes, Ben Crawford, J. C. Montgomery, Tony Award nominee Brad Oscar, Kirsten Scott, Sarrah Strimel and Katie Thompson. The company will also include Preston Truman Boyd, Alex Brightman, Bree Branker, Joshua Buscher, Robin Campbell, Bryn Dowling, Jason Lee Garrett, Leah Hoffman, Synthia Link, Angie Schworer,Lara Seibert, Tally Sessions, Cary Tedder, and Ashley Yeater.
After the premiere fans waited at the Stage Door for cast members to sign autographs and take photos.
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